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October 5th, 1991.

October 5th, 1991, was a Saturday. It was day 278 of 1991. The decade was the 1990s.

29 years, 7 months and 1 days have passed since October 5th, 1991.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 5th, 1991.

  • United States: Good Vibrations - Marky Mark
  • United Kingdom: (Everything I Do) I Do It For You - Bryan Adams

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare" was at the top of the box office on October 5th, 1991.

Take me back to October 5th, 1991!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 5th, 1991 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker. Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. In America, the song Good Vibrations by Marky Mark is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, (Everything I Do) I Do It For You by Bryan Adams is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Snr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, John Major is the current Prime Minister.

In fashion, many of the trends from the late 80s are still popular. Colored tights, denim overalls, leotards, flannel shirts and shoulder pads are all fashionable at the moment. A civil war is currently taking place in the African country of Rwanda. It's 1991, so the airwaves are being dominated by artists such as Bryan Adams, Michael Jackson, Roxette, R.E.M., Color Me Badd and Paula Abdul.

A rock subgenre called "Grunge" is starting to rise in popularity. In Europe, the Soviet Union is continuing to dissolve. Tributes are pouring in for American musician Miles Davis, who has passed away at the age of 65. Davis' doctor has announced that the famous jazz trumpeter died of a stroke, pneumonia and respiratory failure.

In Croatia, the Yugoslav Army are currently laying siege to the city of Dubrovnik. In US politics, Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton has just announced that he will be seeking the 1992 Democratic nomination for President of the United States. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Only Fools and Horses", "The Golden Girls", "Married... with Children" and "Family Matters".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Duck Hunt", "Battletoads", "Sonic the Hedgehog" and "Streets of Rage". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Growing Pains", "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", "Clarissa Explains It All" and "Rugrats". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as My Little Pony (figures), Sylvanian Families, the Game Boy and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES).

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on October 5th, 1991.

  • Early 1990s Fashion.

    Early 1990s fashion saw a continuation of the 1980s. Popular outfits included clothes such as coloured tights, denim overalls, black leather jackets with shoulder pads, neon coloured tops, flannel shirts, plaid skirts and ripped jeans.

  • Early 1990s recession.

    During the start of the 1990s, most of the Western World was affected by a recession, which had been caused by a loss of consumer confidence and restrictive monetary policies by central banks. In 1991, the United Kingdom experienced rioting.

  • Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole - "Unforgettable".

    "Unforgettable" by Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole would go on to win a Grammy for 1991's Song of the Year.

  • Ted Turner.

    CNN founder Ted Turner was named as the Time Person of the Year in 1991. Turner was named as such because of CNN's coverage of Operation Desert Storm and the Gulf War.

  • The Soviet Union falls apart.

    Throughout 1991, the Soviet Union continues to dissolve, as multiple countries declare their independence.

  • The Silence of the Lambs.

    "The Silence of the Lambs" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1991.

  • Best football players in 1991.

    In 1991, the best soccer players would have been Jean-Pierre Papin, Lothar Matthäus, Darko Pančev, Dejan Savićević, Robert Prosinečki, Gary Lineker, Gianluca Vialli, Miodrag Belodedici, Mark Hughes, Chris Waddle and Michael Laudrup.

  • 1991 in movies.

    Movies released in 1991 included Terminator 2, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Beauty and the Beast, Hook, The Silence of the Lambs, The Addams Family, Cape Fear, Hot Shots!, Boyz n the Hood, Backdraft and Father of the Bride.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 1991?

    In 1991, the best NBA players were Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, David Robinson, Dominique Wilkins, Chris Mullin, Patrick Ewing, Kevin Johnson, Clyde Drexler, James Worthy, Bernard King, Hakeem Olajuwon, John Stockton and Joe Dumars.

  • 1991 in music.

    Popular music artists in 1991 included Bryan Adams, Boyz II Men, Ice T, R.E.M., Mariah Carey, Cher, Paula Abdul, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Cypress Hill, A Tribe Called Quest, Michael Jackson and Sting.

  • Grunge.

    A rock subgenre called "Grunge" is starting to take off. During this period, Nirvana release their album "Nevermind" and Pearl Jam release their album "Ten".

  • Pope Picture.

    Irish singer Sinead O' Connor causes controversy when she rips up a picture of Pope John Paul II on Saturday Night Live.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 29 years, 7 months and 1 days have passed since October 5th, 1991.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 40 of 1991.
  • Leap Year: 1991 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 5th, 1991, will be 29 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 1991 belong to the Generation Y (Millennial) generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 686617200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around October 5th, 1991.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 5th, 1991, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 1991 was the year of the Goat (Yin Metal).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 5th, 1991 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

Photos of early 1990s fashion.

Photographs of early 1990s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of early 1990s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Home Improvement - Starring Tim Allen as Tim "The Toolman" Taylor.
  • Darkwing Duck - Cartoon.
  • Rugrats - Animated TV series about a group of toddlers.
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show - Animated cartoon series.
  • Dinosaurs - TV series about a family of dinosaurs.
  • Clarissa Explains It All - Nickelodeon TV series.
  • Beverly Hills, 90210 - A series that followed the lives of a group of teenagers living in Beverly Hills.
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - Sitcom about an inner-city teenager who moves to his aunt's house in Bel-Air.
  • Blossom - Starring Mayim Bialik as teenager Blossom Russo.
  • One Foot in the Grave - British sitcom following the life of Victor Meldrew.
  • Family Matters - Sitcom starring Reginald VelJohnson as Carl Otis Winslow.
  • Saved by the Bell - Comedy series about a group of friends in high school.

Kid's TV shows on October 5th, 1991.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 1991.

  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • Home Improvement
  • Darkwing Duck
  • Taz-Mania
  • Doug
  • Rugrats
  • The Ren & Stimpy Show
  • Dinosaurs
  • Clarissa Explains It All
  • The Adventures of Pete & Pete
  • Are You Afraid of the Dark?
  • Beverly Hills, 90210
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • Rosie and Jim
  • Blossom
  • The Simpsons
  • Doogie Howser, M.D.
  • Saved by the Bell
  • Noozles
  • Roseanne
  • Garfield and Friends
  • Count Duckula
  • The Wonder Years
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Fireman Sam
  • Full House
  • Adventures of the Little Koala
  • Married... with Children
  • The Real Ghostbusters
  • Pingu
  • Growing Pains
  • Thomas the Tank Engine
  • The Cosby Show
  • Muppet Babies
  • Danger Mouse
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Popular toys and games in 1991.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 1991.

  • Super Soaker (water gun)
  • The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
  • G.I. Joe (figures)
  • Yo-yo
  • Polly Pocket
  • The Sega Genesis / Mega Drive
  • The Game Boy
  • Jenga
  • Micro Machines
  • Sylvanian Families
  • Transformers
  • My Little Pony (figures)
  • The Easy-Bake Oven

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Streets of Rage - A side-scrolling beat-em-up game that was released on the Sega.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog - A platform video game that was released for the Sega Mega Drive.
  • Battletoads - Platform video game.
  • Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse - A platform game that was originally released on the Sega Mega Drive.
  • Railroad Tycoon - Business simulation game designed by Sid Meier.
  • Phantasy Star II - RPG game developed by SEGA.
  • SimCity - City-building simulation game developed by Maxis.
  • Duck Hunt - Light gun shooter game.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 5th of October.

Weather on October 5th, 1991.

Historical weather information for October 5th, 1991.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.7 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 67.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 19.44 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.03cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.44 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 3.05cm.

US President.

George W. Bush Snr. was the President of the United States on October 5th, 1991.

UK Prime Minister.

John Major was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 5th, 1991.

Irish Taoiseach.

Charles Haughey was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 5th, 1991 was most likely conceived around the 26th of December, 1990.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 5th, 1991 is close to the 14th of July, 1992.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 5th, 1991.

  • A total of 10,806 days have passed since this date.
  • 1,543 weeks have passed.
  • 933,638,400 seconds have passed since the October 5th, 1991.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 1,089,244,800 times.
  • Since October 5th, 1991, the earth has travelled approximately 481,757,414,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 155,606,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 80,292,902 steps. That's about 35,686 miles!
  • Since this date, 11,203,661 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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